ENVIRONMENT AND THE RAILROADS, PROGRAMS AND COSTS

In 1970 sixteen specific categories were identified by the railroads as sources of pollution, attention to which, if successful, would lead to controlling these sources and thus contribute significantly to an improvement in the quality of air and water. Other objectives were to reduce noise, assist burgeoning communities with their ever increasing problem of waste removal, control the growth of weeds and brush for esthetic reasons and to reduce fire hazards, improve sanitary facilities on railroad equipment, and generally to be responsive to society's sensible desire to improve its health, safety, and appearance. This is the first time a comprehensive compilation has been made, or has been possible to make, of what the railroads are doing, and what it is costing them to do it, to improve the quality of the environment through attention to sixteen specific categories of pollution control and abatement. The report that will be possible at the end of 1973 is certain to show the programs to be well along and by 1975 the full impact will be possible to assess.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001-1564
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Status Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM